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27 Jul 2016

Imo North re-run: No electoral violence - CP Taiwo Lakanu

The Imo State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Taiwo Lakanu, said there was no electoral violence during the Imo North Senatorial poll.
Lakanu, who stated this yesterday in a press statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr. Andrew Enwerem, however, admitted that there were minor skirmishes by overzealous party supporters which the police was able to quell.
He said the proactive steps taken by the state command ensured that there was no loss of life during the poll in the six local government areas that make up the senatorial zone.
The CP advised aggrieved candidates shouldto channel their grievances to the appropriate authorities rather than incite their supporters to destabilize the peace of the state.
According to him, the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) in charge of Force Operations, Mr. Joshak Habila and his team from force headquarters were also on ground to supervise the election.
Lakanu said he patrolled the six local governments in the senatorial district with the DIG and his team day and night to ensure smooth conduct of the election.
He disclosed that the same measure would also be adopted in the supplementary election scheduled for tomorrow.
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